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Webster 1913 Edition


Her

Her

,
p
ron.
&
Adj.
[OE.
hire
,
here
,
hir
,
hure
, gen. and dat. sing., AS.
hire
, gen. and dat. sing. of
héo
she. from the same root as E.
he
. See
He
.]
The form of the objective and the possessive case of the personal pronoun she;
as, I saw
her
with
her
purse out
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Her

HER

, pronounced hur, an adjective, or pronominal adjective of the third person. [L. suus.]
1.
Belonging to a female; as her face; her head.
2.
It is used before neuter nouns in personification.
Wisdom's ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. Prov.3.
Her is also used as a pronoun or substitute for a female in the objective case, after a verb or preposition.
She gave also to her husband with her, and he did eat. Gen.3.
Hers is primarily the objective or genitive case, denoting something that belongs to a female. But it stands as a substitute in the nominative or objective case.
And what his fortune wanted, hers could mend.
Here hers stands for her fortune, but it must be considered as the nominative to could mend. I will take back my own book and give you hers. Here hers is the object after give.

Definition 2021


her

her

See also: hér, hèr, hær, and her-

English

Alternative forms

  • herė

Determiner

her

  1. Belonging to her.
    This is her book

Translations

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Pronoun

her

  1. The form of she used after a preposition or as the object of a verb; that woman, that ship, etc.
    Give it to her (after preposition)
    He wrote her a letter (indirect object)
    He treated her for a cold (direct object)
    • February 1896, Ground-swells, by Jeannette H. Walworth, published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine; page 183:
      "Then what became of her?"
      "Her? Which ‘her’? The park is full of ‘hers’."
      "The lady with the green feathers in her hat. A big Gainsborough hat. I am quite sure it was Miss Hartuff."

Translations

Noun

her (plural hers)

  1. (informal) A female person or animal.
    I think this bird is a him, but it may be a her.
    • Hélène Cixous
      [] daring dizzying passages in other, fleeting and passionate dwellings within the hims and hers whom she inhabits []
    • 2004, Charles J. Sullivan, Love and Survival (page 68)
      By this time, she had so many questions, but she only hit him up for one answer about those “hims” and “hers.” She asked, “Do both hims and hers reproduce hummers?”

Synonyms

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Most common English words before 1923: at · by · on · #23: her · which · have · or

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Aromanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin ferrum. Compare Daco-Romanian fier, Spanish hierro.

Noun

her n (plural heari/heare)

  1. iron

Related terms


Cornish

Noun

her

  1. Mixed mutation of ger.

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse hér.

Adverb

her

  1. here

Related terms


Dutch

Pronunciation

Adverb

her

  1. here

Usage notes

  • Not in common usage, "hier" is rather used. "her" is only used in expressions like the ones below.

Derived terms


Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse hér.

Adverb

her

  1. here

German

Etymology

Old High German hera.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [heːɐ̯]
  • Homophones: Heer, hehr
  • Rhymes: -eːɐ̯

Adverb

her

  1. hither, to this place, to here, to me/us
  2. ago

Antonyms

Derived terms

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Gothic

Romanization

hēr

  1. Romanization of 𐌷𐌴𐍂

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse herr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɛːr/
  • Rhymes: -ɛːr

Noun

her m (genitive singular hers, nominative plural herir)

  1. army, military

Declension

Derived terms


Kurdish

Etymology

From Persian.

Adverb

her

  1. every, each
  2. anyone
  3. anyway

Limburgish

Etymology

From hieër

Noun

her m

  1. vocative of hieër
  2. mister!
  3. Lord!

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse hér.

Adverb

her

  1. here

Derived terms

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hér.

Adverb

her

  1. here
    Det er fint å vera her.
    It's nice to be here.

Etymology 2

Noun

her m (definite singular heren, indefinite plural herar, definite plural herane)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by hær

References


Old English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *hē₂r, apparently from the stem *hi- ‘this’; the exact formation is unclear. Cognate with Old Saxon hēr, Old High German hiar, Old Norse hér, Gothic 𐌷𐌴𐍂 (her).

Adverb

hēr

  1. here
Descendants

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *hērą, from Proto-Indo-European *keres- (rough hair, bristle). Cognate with Old Saxon hār, Dutch haar, Old High German hār (German Haar), Old Norse hár (Swedish hår).

Alternative forms

Noun

hēr n

  1. hair
Descendants

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *hairaz, whence also Old English hār, Old Norse hárr.

Adjective

hēr

  1. old

Turkish

Etymology

Borrowing from Persian هر (har). Cognate with Latin salvus (safe, whole), Ancient Greek ὅλος (hólos, complete, whole).

Adjective

her

  1. every
  2. each

Volapük

Noun

her (plural hers)

  1. hair

Declension


Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɛr/

Noun

her f (plural heriau)

  1. challenge

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
her unchanged unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Zazaki

Noun

her ?

  1. donkey